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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kellam

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K is for knowledge, an avid learner

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kellam


Richard was born on May 30th, 1909 in Princess Anne County, Virginia. He left this life on June 8th, 1996.


Alphonso was born on November 23rd, 1837. He left this life on June 15th, 1909.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Kellam as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kellam U.S.
  White 56.51% 64.26%
  African American 37.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kellam

People with the last name Kellam are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kellam

  • How Popular is the name Kellam? Kellam is the 55,343rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kellam was the 7,680th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kellam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30 babies born with the first name Kellam in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kellam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kellam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kellam is Saturday, January 29th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Kellam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kellam was in 2014 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kellam: Your name in reverse order is Mallek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Llmeka. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kellam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,323 people with the last name Kellam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kellam? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Kellam as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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